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Re: Re: Repost-No Response-Fwd: Another APT Issue-Where Are The Linux-Images

On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 05:22:56PM -0500, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Allen wrote:
> >Why do you care what is in the cache file?  If you have apt-cache
> >installed, then you use `apt-cache search $package` to find
> >$package_regex, and if you use aptitude, you can do this to download but
> >install it: `aptitide -d install $package_name` (latter need to be as
> >root).
> Not totally sure what your point is. I have many times did apt-get, aptitude
> and wajig updates, upgrades, dist-upgrades, installs, removes and purges. 
> I'm certainly no Debian linux expert, if anyone is. I don't know what 
> "regex" is
> unless it means regular expresson. apt-cache search didn't find it. You may 
> be
> telling me that I can download and install a package with "aptitude -d 
> install

> ... but I don't know what that Package Name is unless I see it 
> in 
> a cache file or somewheres. I'm willing to be enlightened as after 2 yrs 
> with
> Debian linux I'm just beginning to know that I don't know anything about it.
> So go ahead fire away and enlighten me. I usually learn something everytime 
> I
> post or read the list.

Other responses in this thread give good suggestions for searching
for packages.  But, suppose your question is something like: What
package contains file or application xyz?  In effect, you are
saying: I need file/app xyz? What package do I need to install in
order to get it?  If that is your question, then here is one thing
you might try.  Go to:


and click on "Search the contents of packages", then search for
that file by name.


Dave Kuhlman

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